Slamdance Film Review: Glory Days

Posted January 21, 2013 in
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Glory Days

Slamdance Film Festival

Director: Benjamin Rutkowski
Developed as director Benjamin Rutkowski's pre-thesis short film for his Directing MFA at NYU and financed in part through Indiegogo, Glory Days tells the story of a dead-beat dad's attempt to remain in the past. Jack (Mike Lubik) hauls his two young children (Cory Nichols and Paige Elizabeth Smith) to a New Years Eve party that clearly wasn't intended for little kids. After his daughter gets drunk and his son gets beat up by a much larger young boy, Jack is forced to examine the choices he's made in his life—and to look at how those choices affect his children. With little dialogue in the film, Rutkowski showcases his ability to visually tell a strong story. If he continues down this path, we can expect great things from him in the future. Glory Days is being screened with the Slamdance feature film, Big Words.
Date: 1.18, 4:00 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
Date: 1.22, 7:30 PM Venue: Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room